2018 News Archive

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    Marcia Ochoa Appointed Oakes College Interim Provost

    July 9, 2019

    The Division of Undergraduate Education announced the appointment of Marcia Ochoa as Oakes College interim provost, effective July 1.

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    Extra Mile Award Employee of the Month: Miriam Medina

    July 9, 2019

    Miriam was born and raised in Salinas, CA. Her family moved to Soledad, CA when she was around 15 years of age.

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    2019 Staff Appreciation Breakfast Recap

    July 9, 2019

    For the past five years, the Division of Undergraduate Education and Division of Global Engagement have held their annual staff appreciation breakfast after the rush of graduation.

  • Student Achievement Week

    June 3, 2019

    As graduation 2019 nears, UC Santa Cruz is taking the opportunity to recognize our students' accomplishments through Student Achievement Week, which takes place June 3-7.

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    Extra Mile Award Employee of the Month: Danny Rodriguez

    April 8, 2019

    Danny was born and raised in the Koreatown District of Los Angeles, CA. He is son to Rosa Rodriguez, a single mother, Salvadoran refugee, and resilient human being.

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    2018-19 STAR Awards

    April 8, 2019

    I invite faculty and staff across campus to nominate Undergraduate Education (UE) and Global Engagement (GE) employees for their outstanding work and achievements through the online Staff Appreciation and Recognition (STAR) Award form at https://star.ucsc.edu/.

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    Extra Mile Award Employee of the Month: Marina Glagolev

    March 11, 2019

    Marina grew up in a White Russian household surrounded by music and religion, and also with an acute sensibility for social justice.

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    Staff Engagement Survey Results

    March 11, 2019

    For the past three years, the Division of Undergraduate Education and the Division of Global Engagement has conducted a staff engagement survey to gauge how we are doing in the areas of career development, work engagement, relationship management, and work environment.

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    UC Santa Cruz continues to build a solid transfer and frosh applicant pool

    January 16, 2019

    As part of the strategy to increase transfer enrollment for fall 2019, UC Santa Cruz continued to accept transfer applications until Jan. 4. As of Jan. 7, the campus received more than 11,700 transfer applications, a 1.2% increase over the past year.

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    Extra Mile Award Nominee of the Month: Jesse Pikorz

    January 16, 2019

    Jesse Pikorz is an Evaluation Analyst at the Educational Partnership Center (EPC). He analyzes data from schools around the county, creating reports and managing the Center’s database, ultimately to help disadvantaged students succeed in postsecondary education.

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    Undergraduate Admissions Staff Member Elected to Staff Advisory Board

    December 5, 2018

    Monica Galvan, Senior Transfer Outreach Representative in the Office of Undergraduate Admissions, was recently elected to the Staff Advisory Board (SAB).

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    What Does Ted Do?

    October 5, 2018

    The topic of the Undergraduate Education newsletter for this month is something that many of you have been wondering for several years: What does Ted actually do?

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    Extra Mile Award Nominee of the Month: Esteban Adame

    October 5, 2018

    Esteban attended San Gorgonio High School in San Bernardino, CA prior to arriving at UC Santa Cruz.

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    Academic Human Resources

    August 10, 2018

    While, hopefully, many of our colleagues in the Division of Undergraduate Education are enjoying some relaxing summer days, the Academic Human Resources (AHR) team is in full swing supporting the tremendous efforts happening in Summer Session, the Educational Partnership Center (EPC), Student Success, Global Engagement, and the Colleges.

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    Extra Mile Award Nominee of the Month: Lisa Pauken

    July 6, 2018

    Lisa Pauken has worked in Academic Human Resources (AHR) since September of 2016.

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    Staff Appreciation Breakfast

    July 6, 2018

    For the past four years, Undergraduate Education has held its annual staff appreciation breakfast after the rush of graduation.

  • Student Achievement Week

    June 7, 2018

    As graduation 2018 nears, UC Santa Cruz is taking the opportunity to recognize our students' accomplishments through Student Achievement Week, which takes place June 4-8.

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    Extra Mile Award Nominee of the Month: Joanne Madril

    June 7, 2018

    Joanne grew-up next-door to a UC in Southern California, which is why she chose to attend UC Davis (UCD). She graduated with a B.S. in Zoology.

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    Extra Mile Award Nominee of the Month: Magdalena Serrano

    May 3, 2018

    Magdalena Serrano has been an Academic Adviser at Merrill College since September 2014. On April 30th, she joined the Orientation Office as the Assistant Director of Orientation.

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    Sue Carter Appointed Rachel Carson College Provost

    May 2, 2018

    Announce the appointment of Sue Carter as Rachel Carson College Provost, effective July 1, 2018.

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    MESA Day and SIP

    April 6, 2018

    Sumo-wrestling robots, gliders turning to hit a target, functioning prosthetic arms, and chain reactions resulting in a ball catapult, were some of the student-engineered projects featured at UC Santa Cruz’ (UCSC) Mathematics, Engineering, Science Achievement (MESA) Day this March.

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    Extra Mile Award Nominee of the Month: Janet Reedy

    April 6, 2018

    Janet grew up in Southern California, and came to UC Santa Cruz as a Crown College student.

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    Extra Mile Award Nominee of the Month: Deena Pais

    March 12, 2018

    Deena Pais has been the College Academic Program Coordinator (CAPC) for Merrill College for the past two years.

  • New College Core!

    March 12, 2018

    Come fall 2018, all incoming frosh will enroll in a newly redesigned college Core course, Academic Literacy and Ethos, known collectively as “College 1.”

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    Extra Mile Award Nominee of the Month: Leona Rovegno

    February 8, 2018

    Leona Rovegno has been with UCSC for about 7 years as a Data Management Analyst in the Financial Aid and Scholarships Office (FASO).

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    Staff Engagement Survey Shows Continued Improvement

    February 8, 2018

    For the past two years, the Division of Undergraduate Education and Division of Global Engagement has conducted a staff engagement survey to gauge how we are doing in the areas of career development, work engagement, relationship management, and work environment.

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    Extra Mile Award Nominee of the Month: Kristyn Crouse

    January 4, 2018

    Kristyn is just beginning her time here at UCSC, having started right along with the incoming first-year students this past Fall 2017 quarter.

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    Summer Session Offers Unique Academic Opportunities

    January 4, 2018

    Summer Session 2018 courses are now available at summer.ucsc.edu, so when slugs think about winter, spring, and next fall, they can integrate the ~300 summer courses into their plans.